Sep 27, 2012 3:00am EDT
speaker newt gingrich. today, former presidential candidatri santorum in sou caro, d ser m demint t em esiki a and now that the deadline for akin to withdraw from the race has passed, it's looking like republicans may have no choice but to fall in line behind his campaign in a last-ditch effort to oust claire mccaskill and maybe grab the senate, which for some means they're just going to have to do a flat-out 180. ser blwae he many politicians who publicly urged akin to get out of here. >> you know, i think it's a distraction and "the wall street journal" again this morning said todd needs to get out of this ce, because the things he's for are actually being held ba by all the focus on him and so ene'de >> but late tuesday night, just after the 5:00 p.m. deadline, blunt issued a statement announcing his support for the congressman. "congressman akin and i don't agree on everything, but he and i agree the senate majority must chan. unouus'l rnor romno e working for the republican ticket in missouri and that includes todd akin." doggone it. and blunt isn't the only one changing its tune.
Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
debates with mitt romney, that we saw after he lost in south carolina in the primaries and newt gingrich came out swinging, very on the office and making a stand. >> you know, bret, in recent days on your program, special report, we've seen the expectations game you've played out. if you're out in front of a candidate talking things out do you go high or low? >> both campaigns have been setting the bar extremely low for their own candidate. and boy, david plouffe is out there saying governor romney is essentially the best debater anywhere in multiple appearances today and saying that the president just hasn't had time, and he's been doing all of these other things and it's amazing to see the lengths the obama campaign has gone to to try to set expectations. but i think when you get to wednesday, all of that goes out the window. and it's all about the issues if neither man has a major stumble, both sides are going to come out of it either way and say, their person won. and no matter what happens. but if there is not a major event, you'll go to the second debate, and wait to see what happe
Oct 2, 2012 8:00am PDT
and the way he acquired it and mocked former representative newt gingrich's dream of building a colony on the moon. you know, what brad that was the night, remember that night, that really ended gingrich's run and it cleared the way for romney's victoria tree. does governor romney tomorrow night need to pull off similar drama? >> i think he's got to be forceful, direct, yet respectful to the president. i happen to believe substance triumphs style every time. we saw the president recently get rattled when a univision presenter questioned the president respectfully but directly on immigration. the president was clearly annoyed. and i think romney to be effective must go on offense. it's not enough to say how bad things are in america because if it wasn't for bad news the president won't be making news on the economy or anything else. we all know how bad things are. romp knee has to tell how good things can be under his direction an has to be specific on policy. gregg: santita in the rare moment when the president actually holds a news conference and we have video of one of his news confe